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eBook Review: Find Virgil by Frank Freudberg

Verdict: 5 Stars This book was fun for the very reason that books are meant to be read...story line is both a sick pleasure and a fun pseudo-warning to the corporate entities who hurt the population in the name of twisted greed.
Good E-Reader – eBook and Digital Publishing News
added Jul 28, 2014 10:57

[Connecticut, Massachusetts] Vermont's Tobacco Heritage Explored In New Book

Dale and Darcy Cahill are the authors of Tobacco Sheds: Vanishing Treasures of the Connecticut River Valley. They traveled around Vermont, Connecticut, and Massachusetts, documenting these sheds and researching the history of tobacco farming in the regio
Vermont Public Radio (VPR)
added Jul 7, 2014 21:55

Smoking in literature – quiz

This day in 1999 saw a landmark ruling against the tobacco industry, with a Miami jury later awarding $145bn damages to 500,000 Florida smokers. Can you light up the scoreboard with your knowledge of tobacco in literature?
The Guardian (uk)
added Jul 7, 2014 21:45

[Canada] ROBINSON: A Historian Writes a History of a Tobacco Company and Never Mentions Lung Cancer?

After we received the following article by Daniel Robinson, we asked Joanne Burgess if she would like to post a reply. She agreed and submitted the piece that appears below Robinson's article. Below her piece is Robinson's response.
History News Network
added Jun 17, 2014 07:38

Fictional Cult Hero Martin Muntor Takes on Cigarette Firms in Frank Freudberg's New Audiobook Thriller 'Find Virgil'

Muntor, a Philadelphia journalist who spent decades taking care of his body and mind, is driven over the edge by the death sentence of Stage 4 lung cancer. He invents an intricate scheme of retaliation against cigarette manufacturers and smokers. He'll s
added Jun 4, 2014 09:51

Holy smokers - Chasidim and Tobacco

An essay on Chasidism and tobacco is one of the unexpected pleasures in a new anthology of writings from British Jewry’s greatest religious scholar, Rabbi Louis Jacobs. It is the latest project of a group of supporters, including the book’s editor Dr Har
The Jewish Chronicle (uk)
added May 6, 2014 08:40

Hello, My Lovely / ‘The Black-Eyed Blonde,’ by Benjamin Black

Marlowe tells us he “lit up another cancer stick.” ... While a connection between tobacco and cancer was suggested in the 1930s in Germany, the Oxford Dictionary of Modern Slang places the earliest use of “cancer stick” at 1959 — which is not to say that
New York Times
added Mar 15, 2014 11:50

[UK] Don't give up giving up smoking: An expert's guide to quitting

Why is it so hard to quit smoking? Professor Robert West, world expert on nicotine and addiction, has spent a lifetime finding out. Here’s his advice for die-hard smokers
The Independent (uk)
added Feb 18, 2014 13:30

AUDIO: The Leonard Lopate Show: Corporate Power and the Failure to Protecting Public Health

Nicholas Freudenberg argues that as the influence of corporations has grown, regulations have been weakened and consumer and environmental protection has been undermined. His book Lethal but Legal: Corporations, Consumption, and Protecting Public Health e
WNYC Radio
added Feb 6, 2014 12:11

[Kentucky] Folklorist turns conversations with tobacco producers into book about state’s top crop

How farmers have navigated those changes is the focus of a book by Dr. Ann K. Ferrell, the assistant professor of folk studies at Western Kentucky University. The book, “Burley: Kentucky Tobacco in a New Century,” was compiled after conversations wit
added Jan 29, 2014 18:54
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